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Sainik School AmaravathiNagar
"Can Do It" (Kkarthum ShaaKkyam - in Devanagiri)
|Amaravathinagar, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Established||16 July 1962|
|Principal||Go Capt TN Sridhar
headmaster = Wg CDR S Dominic Rayan
|Number of students||650|
It is an English medium, residential school for boys providing public school education with a military bias up to 10+2 stage as per the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Sainik School, Amaravathi Nagar, was started in 1962 as part of the Sainik School society. It was called Sainik School, Madras (SSM) until 1975. Sainik School, Amaravathinagar, was formed with the objective of training cadets to join the National Defence Academy - NDA (NDA provides combined training for the cadets entering into all the three forces in India). Indian naval academy (INA) which provides training for the naval cadets entering into the Indian Navy.
Students are selected through an entrance examination (All India sainik school entrance exam-AISSEE) for the entry into 6th and 9th standard and the selected candidates are given public school education. The cadets with leadership skills are trained to become officers in the Army, Navy and AirForce. Only Indian citizens are eligible for entry into the school.
The aim of the school is to prepare the boys academically, physically and psychologically for entry into the National Defence Academy or other walks of life.
The school colors are steel grey and blood red. Grey stands for strength and red for devotion to duty and comradeship.In the school crest, the swords represents valour and the lamp stands for knowledge and wisdom. The gopuram symbolises the culture and genius of Tamil Nadu.
The education in the school follows CBSE pattern and the examinations provided by this system.
Football, hockey, volleyball, basketball, cricket, athletics, cross-country running, swimming, gymnastics, canoeing, cycling, horse riding, mountaineering, parasailing, trekking (hiking), obstacles course, rifle shooting, boxing, NCC,karate,music clubs, literary clubs, theater arts, elocution, photography, fine arts, craftwork, philately, aero-modeling, ship-modeling, Marching band, Choir
The average education of the faculty teacher is Master's degree in their disciplines and Master of Education. The faculty and staff help in the extra/co-curricular activities of the school. Senior Master is Biology teacher Mr.V.Charles Eugine who was awarded the best teacher award by the President of India . All the staff and faculty live within the school campus or in Amaravathinagar.
The school academic campus has a Harvard/Texan T-6 warbird preserved for display.
Amar Sainik Nursery and Primary school came into being in 1985 to help the Sainik staff children and to help the nearby village people. It started with 50 children. The strength of the school is about 250 children (200 boys and 50 girls).